Sunday's Power Woman featuring Beth Brooke-Marciniak


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"It is here on this court that I learned that losing
is only feedback." Beth Brooke-Marciniak

(Holy goodness I love that quote!)

Happy Sunday Love!

Sundays for me are resting, rejuvenating, getting organized and daydreaming. 
It's a new kind of way to relax!

Every Sunday in 2018 we are featuring power women. 
Some women are in my life and inside my circle. 
Some outside. 
I have been digging further into strong women, leaders and learning about power people right in front of us.  

I wanted to see what successful women were doing. 
How they were behaving. 
I wanted to know what the Power women were doing. 
Are doing. 
I wanted to know who was #100 of the Top Lists.  
Of course, Oprah or someone is #1.  
It's interesting that Beyonce is #50. 
So who is #100. 
And that's how I came inspired by Beth Brooke-Marciniak.


Who & What

Beth Brooke-Marciniak, a former basketball star recruits female athletes on way to top as head of public policy at professional services firm EY (formerly Ernst & Young).

She's been featured in Forbes Top 100 Power Women 5 times.  

They thought she'd never walk again... 

When Beth was 13 she was told she would not walk again after developing a degenerative hip disease.
After surgery, she forced herself to lift her leg for “hours” as physiotherapy. Beth not only learned to walk again but was among the first women to receive a basketball scholarship at Purdue University. 

On being the only woman in a board meeting...

"I know for me, even my first board meeting at (Ernst Young), I remember trying to voice an opinion and getting knocked back. It's just because I was the only woman in the room, but at the time it felt like everything that had gotten me there wasn't going to keep me there and I really ... drew on that athletics background to just think about it, what had happened, what needed to be different and you just go forward."

On being an athlete AND a successful businesswoman...

"We're actually starting to show that it's not just coincidence. The success in sport does have a very significant correlation to success in business."

"I mean, so many of our women are former athletes and yet no one was talking about it and no one knew it, I think the women who are former athletes have undervalued their own experience. It's almost like they're closeted athletes now and so I think we can help create those networks. They're there because there are so many former athletes."

When others put you down...

"When society's telling you you're this or you're that, you've proven on the court or on the field that you can overcome anything. You can overcome a team telling you that you're no good. ... You just don't want to listen to whatever anyone is going to tell you because success will be defined on the scoreboard and that's all that matters."

On being...

"We like to say you can be what you see."

Don't you just love her?! 
Hope you have some inspiration as you start a new week!

Quick side note from Ashleigh.  Here are my most favorite tools ever.

  • For audio motivation - Relentless by Tim Grover. I listen to him as I was in the mornings.  My walk always becomes a power walk after listening. 
  • To focus during the day I love to focus@will.  They say music helps you focus and for me it surely does.  I blaretheclassical music.  I am not sure how many people my age choose that over techno but either way I love it.
  • Rosemarie Groner (from the Busy Budgeter) is a friend and I just LOVE how much she gives everything away.  She tells you and anyone she can her detailed way to making money!  Start with her Pinterest Strategy Guide that is worth every penny.  Not. going. to. lie.

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